Words: Tracey Popoola | Subbing: Claudia Jackson
Meadow Walker has settled a lawsuit with Porsche four years after her father’s death
Actor Paul Walker died in November 2013 after the 2005 Porsche Carrera he was travelling in as a passenger crashed at high speed shortly after leaving a charity event in Valencia, California. The driver, Roger Rodas, was also killed.
Meadow, Walker’s 18-year-old daughter, filed the suit in 2015, claiming the car had a faulty seat belt, which ultimately resulted in Walker being burnt alive. She also claims that German manufacturer Porsche acknowledged the car’s safety issues prior to the car accident. Meadow received $10.1 million in a 2016 settlement with the estate of driver Roger Rhodas.
According to a report by The Blast, both parties reached a settlement on 16 October. The terms of the dismissal agreement are confidential.
Before his untimely death, Walker was filming scenes for Fast and Furious 7. Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody stood in for their sibling to help finish the production.